Are you confused about whether or not alcohol can be good for your health? No wonder. One day, you read that red wine is beneficial. The next day, you hear that all alcohol consumption is bad. What’s the deal?
According to IDEA contributing editor Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, LD, the issue
is blurry. To help you make sense of it, Kundrat—owner of Nutrition on the Move, a sports and wellness nutrition consulting business in Urbana, Illinois—provides a few insights:
The body of research has shown that soybean protein and other dietary fiber can help reduce serum cholesterol levels, which increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Now a new study indicates that legumes, which are high in bean protein and water-soluble fiber, may offer an important dietary approach to preventing CHD in the general population.
The new energy drinks available are gaining popularity. Athletes use them to boost performance, college students drink them to pull all-night study sessions and bar goers mix them with alcohol to keep partying. Manufacturers allege that the drinks are mostly caffeine and sugar—similar to soda pop—and harmless.
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Eating Whole Foods
re you having trouble getting enough nutrients to fuel your active lifestyle? Do you want to achieve optimum sports performance? Eating a diet of whole foods--foods that have not had vital nutrients refined out of them--can help you get the nutrition you need to meet these goals. Below, Patti Tveit Milligan, MS, RD, corpor...
It decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cancer (American Dietetic Association [ADA] 1997). No, it isn’t the latest pharmaceutical wonder or a breakthrough supplement being hawked on late-night infomercials. You may be surprised to learn that this mystery elixir is actually a vegetarian diet!
By Debra Wein, MS, RD
ou have probably noticed an abundance of new foods on the market containing soy. You expect to find tofu--yet soy milk, soy burgers, soy hot dogs, soy cheese and other soy products are making appearances as well. Their visibility may be due to the newest health claim passed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA 1999), which states, in p...
By Pa t t i T ve i t M i l l i g a n , M S , R D
What you need to know to help your athletic clients stay on top of their unique nutritional needs.
or athletes engaged in serious physical conditioning, nutrition can be crucial. Proper nutrition can improve endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower the risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. By keeping up wit...
Anecdotally speaking, have you noticed that you feel better during and after training when you’ve put some caffeine in the tank? Research reported in the June issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2015; 47 , 1145-58) confirmed that while caffeine improves endurance exercise performance, the ergogenic mechanism(s) behind this effect remain unclear.
newsletter_teaser: Anecdotally speaking, have you noticed that you feel better during and after training when you've put some caffeine in the tank?
Perhaps nothing celebrates meat better than a traditional burger, but it’s quickly becoming apparent that vegetables can stand up on a bun next to this American standard just as well.
newsletter_teaser: Perhaps nothing celebrates meat better than a traditional burger, but it's quickly becoming apparent that vegetables can stand up on a bun next to this American standard just as well.